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Explore Lake County attractions with Quest at CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 27, 2023

Community members seeking enjoyable exploration can join College of Lake County (CLC) for an engaging deep dive into interesting topics with the Quest program.

Quest graphic with eventsEach one-day experience includes transportation and a group lunch at a local restaurant.

“Quests are for those seeking fun, knowledge and adventure by making new discoveries and having engaging discussions about interesting topics,” said Senior Program Coordinator Kendell McBride.

On May 25, participants will honor the brave men and women who have served our country by learning the rich history and importance of our military as well as its impact on our country with local visits to the American Sailor Museum, Dunn Museum and Volo Museum military exhibits.

The June 29 Quest experience features an in-depth tour of the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington. Participants will learn about and hear the Sanfilippo collection of automated music machines, including early phonographs, barrel organs, disk players, roll orchestrions, violin machines, nickelodeons and reproducing pianos. The American Orchestrion Room, Victorian Bar Room and Music Theater will also be explored.

Summer Quest experiences will conclude with a walking tour of historic Downtown Long Grove on July 27. Participants will explore the Sock Monkey Museum, which will soon be documented as the world’s largest sock monkey collection by Guinness, and make their own branded sock monkey. The group will pay visits to other local shops, such as the Long Grove Confectionery, Signature Popcorn and Bridge Treats.

To learn more about each of these Quest experiences, visit Registration is now open and space is limited.

For more information, contact CLC’s Personal Enrichment department at (847) 543-2980 or

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.